Water Footprint for Android, iOS and Web
The app shows how many litres of water are needed to produce one kilogram of different agricultural products. For example, to make one kilogram of shelled almonds one needs to use about 16 thousand litres of freshwater. The app allows to understand our indirect freshwater usage through consumption of various products. This knowledge can help us preserve scarce freshwater resources.
Data used in this app is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License and is derived from the following publications:
- Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 1577-1600. Download PDF
- Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2012) A global assessment of the water footprint of farm animal products, Ecosystems, 15, 401-415. Download PDF
Water Footprint is free and open source
The Water Footprint source code is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License.
Help me to localize the app
Currently the app is available in Chinese, English, Japanese and Russian languages. I would be grateful if you can help me translate the app to other languages. Translation includes the list of agricultural products (500 words), the app title, description (400 words) and a couple of words in the UI.
Water Footprint for Android
Water Footprint for iOS
Water Footprint for Web